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SCADA Engineer

Chicago, IL
10 days ago
Full time role

Company

Nexamp

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Nexamp is leading the transformation to the new energy economy with proven solutions for the deployment and operation of solar ...

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Job Description

Do you want to be part of the solar revolution that is transforming the energy landscape? Do you have a passion for making our environment better for this generation and the ones that follow? Does working for a fast paced, growing company that is leading the way into new markets sound exciting to you? Come join us as we take on new challenges and help build a better tomorrow. Our mission is clear: to reshape the energy landscape, delivering value to our clients and partners while benefiting our communities and society at large. Let’s make a difference together. Join our team!

SUMMARY

Due to growth, Nexamp is seeking to hire a SCADA Engineer within our Operations Center. The SCADA Engineer will be responsible for developing and maintaining Nexamp’s Central SCADA platform as well as building SCADA infrastructure at numerous solar & storage clean energy facilities throughout North America.

As a Nexamp SCADA Engineer you will work within a cross functional team to develop, implement, test, and deploy SCADA solutions for a variety of applications and use cases including solar hybrids and stand-alone energy storage assets. 

This role is reporting directly to our VP, Nexamp Operations Center. We are supporting hybrid work, and this position can be located near our hub offices in Chicago, DC, New York, Boston or Lawrence, MA. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Take a lead role in the ongoing development of a new Central SCADA Platform for use in the NOC (Nexamp Operations Center) for the monitoring and operations of our current and growing PV & Storage portfolio, focusing on future utility scale assets and necessary NERC CIP security requirements.
  • Work closely with the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and NEC (Nexamp Energy Center) groups to validate system modifications/upgrades and support maintenance of site SCADA systems for proper operation of the solar generation equipment (inverters, tracker controllers, data loggers, etc.)
  • Support operating facilities and the NEC & NOC with upkeep/troubleshooting of field equipment
  • Design, configure and support SCADA and HMIs for operation of Energy Storage Control Systems
  • Manage support relationships with SCADA and OT hardware vendors to ensure issues are prioritized and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Work with EPC SCADA Engineers to integrate systems and provide telemetry to external entities.
  • Validate current SCADA architecture and ensure all additions and modifications are scalable and documented.
  • Research, evaluate, and stay current on SCADA-related tools and technologies.
  • Ensure the SCADA environment addresses business requirements while ensuring adherence to CIP security requirements.
  • Train/deliver various SCADA-related training to small/medium size groups.
  • Mentor team members on new SCADA technologies, tools, processes, and standards.
  • Support regular HMI update releases to the field for new feature improvements and fixes
  • Act as a subject matter expert for SCADA in New or Merger/Acquisition project contractual reviews
  • Support the development project documentation including commissioning instructions, operator manuals and training material.
  • Determine architecture and solution to coordinate local onsite SCADA with a centralized SCADA system to enable remote operations center capabilities
  • Support on-site commissioning, installation, and training for operators
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Occasional travel is expected to operating assets across the country and to the Operations Center in Lawrence, MA.  (15-20%). 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, attentive, and a pro-active operator who loves troubleshooting. Additional requirements are as follows. 

  • 5 years of SCADA design and development, design, integration, testing and commissioning of SCADA systems and automation with a minimum BS degree in associated field.
  • Familiarity and proficiency in a variety of technologies, including, but not limited to; 
    • Solar inverters (SMA, Power Electronics, SunGrow, IngeTeam, Chint, GE, etc.)
    • Solar tracker systems (Nextracker, FTC)
    • DAS (Data loggers / Switches (Moxa, Campbell Scientific)/Weather stations (DenoWatts)
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to identify, solve and communicate complex problems.
  • Experience with developing training content and delivering to small-to-medium sized audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of common (legacy) industrial communication protocols DNP3.0, Modbus, OPC-UA, BACnet and newer communications protocols and platforms (SunSpec 2030.5, MQTT, etc.)
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing requirements and priorities
  • Knowledge of NERC CIP cybersecurity standards and practices
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Visio, etc.)

If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, but see yourself contributing, please submit an application.  We encourage people from minority or marginalized groups to apply.

At Nexamp, our mission is building the future of energy, so it is clean, simple, and accessible for all. We believe a diverse team brings different perspectives and experiences, thus benefiting our work. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. By encouraging a culture where ideas and decisions come from all people, we believe it will help us grow, innovate, and be a part of environmental and social change.

PERKS & COMPENSATION

Not only will you get to work with a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, you will also have access to all the benefits that Nexamp offers! This includes: our competitive compensation package; a 401(k) employer-match; health, dental, & vision insurance starting day one; Flexible Paid Time Off and Holiday PTO; Commuter Benefits, Cell Phone Reimbursement; as well as a hybrid work environment, headquartered in Boston, MA with a fun, collaborative, downtown office! We provide healthy snacks, coffee, yoga sessions, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note that the Company requires all individuals in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters.  Vaccines must be authorized and/or approved by the FDA.  Individuals needing an exemption to this requirement due to medical, disability-related, or religious reasons may request an exemption.  The Company will engage in an interactive process to determine if an exemption to this requirement as a reasonable accommodation is appropriate. 

NEXAMP VALUES AND MISSION

Building the future of energy so it is clean, simple and accessible.

Nexamp is building the energy infrastructure of tomorrow and reinventing the way people interact with the electricity that powers their lives. By deploying a distributed network of locally sourced clean energy, we seek to reduce the negative effects of climate change. Our team’s diverse experience drives innovation from the ground up and with a singular passion: to deliver an accessible and sustainable energy future for all.

Nexamp

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Nexamp is leading the transformation to the new energy economy with proven solutions for the deployment and operation of solar ...

View Company Profile